Press Release: This weekend, the Yamaha bLU cRU road racing teams will join the stars of MotoGP in Austin, TX as the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship gets underway with Round 1 at the Circuit of The Americas (COTA).
Defending MotoAmerica Superbike Champion Cameron Beaubier debuted his #1 Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike two weeks ago at the MotoAmerica Preseason Test powered by Dunlop Motorcycle Tires, and things couldn’t have gone better for the 23-year-old Californian. Cameron was the fastest rider overall on the 3.426-mile, 20-turn COTA road course. His teammate, four-time AMA Superbike Champion Josh Hayes, also had a solid test two weeks ago and is anxious to get the season started, where he’ll be going all-out to wrestle the #1 plate away from Cameron, starting this weekend at COTA.Superbike Race 1 will go green at COTA on Saturday, April 9, at
Superbike Race 1 will go green at COTA on Saturday, April 9, at 5 PM CST, and Race 2 is scheduled for Sunday, April 10, at 3:30 PM CST.
Yamaha Extended Service/Graves/Yamaha: Beach & Gerloff
JD Beach had a phenomenal 2015 MotoAmerica season as he notched his first career Supersport race win at COTA a year ago. From there, he went on to win seven more races–including back-to-back double wins at Barber Motorsports Park and Miller Motorsports Park. He reached the podium a total of 13 times last season and earned 3 poles on his way to winning the 2015 MotoAmerica Supersport
At the recent COTA test, JD debuted the #1 plate on his Y.E.S./Graves/Yamaha YZF-R6, but it was his teammate Garrett Gerloff who stole the Supersport headlines. Garrett,
So, look for Garrett and JD going head-to-head at the front of the Supersport pack aboard their identically prepared R6s this weekend at COTA. The Supersport Race is scheduled for Saturday, April 9, at 4:15 PM CST.
Meet The Yamaha bLU cRU Road Racers
Three of Yamaha’s newest motorcycles will be showcased at the Yamaha Display in the Fan Zone at COTA. The stunning XSR900 Sport Heritage motorcycle and the updated FJR1300 Supersport Touring model will be featured, along with the 60th Anniversary R6, FZ-07, FZ-09, WR450F, YZ450F, as well as 2016 Yamaha Boats and WaveRunners.
The Yamaha Display will be open in the Fan Zone at COTA on Friday, April 8, from 8:30 AM to 5 PM; Saturday, April 9, from 8 AM to 6 PM; and Sunday, April 10, from 8 AM to 5 PM. Hats, T-shirts, and other Yamaha apparel will be available for purchase.
Check Out The Yamaha Champion’s Bikes
Cameron Beaubier’s MotoAmerica Superbike Championship-Winning R1 and JD Beach’s MotoAmerica Supersport Championship-
Take A Ride On A 2016 Yamaha Motorcycle
To demo a 2016 Yamaha YZF-R3, FZ-07, FZ-09, XSR900, or FJR1300, go to Turn 19 at COTA on Friday and Saturday, April 8 and 9 from 9 AM to 4 PM, orSunday, April 10 from 9 AM to 1 PM. You must be 18 years of age and have a valid motorcycle license (permits are not allowed), a DOT-approved helmet, long pants, enclosed shoes, a shirt, and eye protection to take your ride.
Learn To Ride With Yamaha
The limited-edition 2016 Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha R3 sportbike–featuring custom paint, Ohlins rear shock and Andreani front fork kit, frame sliders, adjustable rearsets, swingarm spools, fender eliminator kit, and Dunlop Sportmax Alpha tires–will be at the Yamaha Display, and you can enter online to win it athttp://www.
Rock On With Yamaha Drum Kits And Revstar Guitars
One Stock Yellow RS320 Revstar will be signed by nine-time World Champion Valentino Rossi and one Red Copper RS320 Revstar will be signed by five-time World Champion Jorge Lorenzo, and this is your chance to win them both! Enter online starting April 8 to win these awesome pieces of unique memorabilia at YamahaMotorsports.com/
Learn “Champion’s Habits” From The Yamaha Champions Riding School
Instructor Nick Ienatsch and his YCRS staff will be conducting special seminars throughout the race weekend in the Yamaha Display Area. Their presentation, titled “Champion’s Habits,” can help every level of rider improve their skills both on the track and the street (check the schedules posted in the Yamaha Display Area for presentation times)
Other attractions in the Yamaha Display Area include a Music DJ, and Free Yamaha Commemorative Visors will be given away at selected times each day (check the schedules posted in the Yamaha Display Area for giveaway times).
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